Pelicans are social birds, whether they are fishing together flying in formation or just hanging out. The Captain and His Mates embodies their society.
The Bay of Banderas is filled with wildlife. I love the sea birds. Both pelicans and frigate birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs. There is something raw and elemental about them. They are on the hunt. Pelicans are great fishers. They fly over the water, their keen eyes watching for movement below the surface. A sharp dive. PLOP! They enter the water, rising with the “catch of the day” in their beaks which expand like a fisherman’s net. I love to watch them fly in formation, traveling together aerodynamically in a v-formation. When not hunting they’re together resting. As my friend Chuy says, “Bro, they’re hanging.” This is another print that is beautiful on Hahnemühle William Turner fine art paper with a deckled edge. The torn edge mimics watercolor paper and the texture of this elegant paper makes these pelicans look mighty fine.